The Donkey Sanctuary is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.

We now have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Apprentice Farm Worker/Groom to join our team at Trow Farm at The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth.

With learning, appropriate training, mentoring and support (including block/day release training at College), you will work towards providing high quality care and rehabilitation for donkeys, mules, ponies and hinnies, learn to maintain the buildings and areas to a high standard, and to farm the land, all in accordance with the Care & Welfare Code of Practice. 

Experience of animal husbandry, willingness to work outside in adverse weather conditions and a commitment to personal development are essential.

This is a full-time, fixed term role starting as soon as possible until 1 August 2021, working up to 37.5 hours per week (depending upon college studies).   

Closing date for completed applications: 12.30pm on Friday 8 February 2019. 

For more information about this role please download our Job Description and Person Specification. Please download the Word document to complete your application on a computer (preferred option) or, print the PDF form to complete your application by hand.

The Donkey Sanctuary is a Disability Confident Employer.

The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.